From The Detroit Free Press
A deposition got under way this morning for Christine Beatty, the former chief of staff for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, in a lawsuit brought by the family of an exotic dancer said to have performed at a wild party at the Manoogian Mansion.
“She has been the arms and legs, the eyes and the ears, of Mayor Kilpatrick through his horrifying reign,” Birmingham lawyer Norman Yatooma said on his way into the seven-hour deposition. “I hope to learn about that today.”
Yatooma represents the family of Tamara Greene, 27, of Detroit, who was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Detroit in April 2003, several months after she supposedly danced at the long-rumored but never-proven party at the mayoral mansion.